Money can be a wonderful thing. Money puts food on the table, provides us with a home and enables us to put on clean clothes every day. But money can sometimes bring out the worst in people.
In The Making Of A Lady (2012), Emily Seton Fox (Lydia Wilson) is short on cash, but long on intelligence. After she loses her position as secretary to Lady Maria Byrne (Joanna Lumley), she receives a marriage proposal. The marriage proposal is from Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache), Lady Byrne’s widowed nephew. What starts of as marriage of convenience quickly becomes a marriage of affection and respect.
James, who was previously an officer in the military, is called back to India, leaving his new wife alone with only the staff for company. As soon as her husband leaves, Emily discovers that she is pregnant. James’s cousin Captain Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his Indian born wife, Hester (Hasina Haque) come on what seems to be a friendly visit. But all is not what it seems. If James dies without an heir, Alec will inherit. Odd things start to happen and Emily begins to suspect that Alec and Hester will do anything, including murder, to inherit.
Based on the book The Making Of A Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this 96 minute program combines romance, drama and a good amount of suspense.
I recommend it.